What kind of bunny-rabbit is this?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dread Pirate Roberts, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    The gray one...

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    He's rather large if that helps any.

    Thanks!
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wild guess---Chinchilla. It's pretty.
     
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  3. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I agree - Chinchilla - It is hard to tell from a top view.[​IMG] Easier from the side. Doesn't have a head on it like a Flemish from what I can tell.
     
  4. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    Thank you very much!

    Upon further research, I'm pretty certain you're correct. I believe this guy is a hold-over from the days when the family here used to raise meat rabbits.

    I've been asked to find another one and with this guy being so nice and doing so well in our climate, I figure I'll try to find another one of the same breed.
     
  5. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You say he is large. How large? Flemish Giant rabbits can average 16 - 18 pounds and higher. If he is that big he could be a grey or silver Flemish.

    sandyj
     
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    If the paws look like they're made out of tiny, tiny toes, it's a chinchilla. Chinchillas also stand on their hind legs to eat. The fore legs hold the food. They also drink very little water and have tiny, elongated, almost dry poops.

    Rabbits have round droppings, urinate much more and often eat their droppings.

    Suzy

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  7. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    There is a breed of rabbits that is called chinchilla. [​IMG]
     
  8. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks exactly like a chinchilla rabbit I had when I was a kid. They get very big too (--though I dont remember if they get as large as the Flemish).
     
  9. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Quote:Not quite as big as a Flemish but they are large. [​IMG]
     
  10. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    [​IMG] Beautiful color! Fur looks luxurious!
    Sorry, but I have no idea.
     

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